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The E-Myth Revisited
The E-Myth Revisited
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book - if you want to start your business, but not IT maybe..., 7 July 2012
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I ordered this book out of interest because a colleague from work recommended it to me.

I think this book would be very useful to the beginning entrepreneurs. As the failure rate of 'small businesses' is pretty high, any education in running the company is really essential to such people.

The e-myth actually sounds in today's world like it is attributed to software or internet based companies. However, one could not be further from truth as far as this book is concerned. Written in pre-dot com era, e-myth actually refers to entrepreneurial myth and has no connotations with the current meaning of the 'e' prefix.

The book as such is valuable to business owners. However, it proposes very specific approach to create a successful business/franchise. You may find it applicable in your area. However, if you look at current industries - this approach may not be the most optimal if you have startup IT businesses in mind. They usually run on the premise that this book describes is doomed to fail. Again, it's interesting read but you may want to validate its applicability before you get excited too much :)

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concepts but lacks a bit of realism - read with a pinch of salt, 12 April 2012
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I like the idea of almost not working and designing a 'perpetuum mobile' for money inflow. It's just not realistic.

Author encourages to find gaps in the market to generate effortlessly income, this work but I believe without proper maintenance it will die off quickly - like the garden that is not paid attention to will become mess.
The book is written from the salesman point of view, where the author tries to pin-point good points about the strategy one can devise. The problem is - not everyone can devise it !

All dependence on Virtual Assistants and other workers that are happy to take on your duties - it clearly means someone else will have to be there to do your work. And it's no by all means effective. Especially if you outsource your VR - this is a known area of communication issues.

So please don't take every word from this book at a face value. It definitely can inspire - but it's hard from giving solutions. And I believe it's very hard if not impossible, to get it working.

Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want
Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want
by Jenny Blake
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to tackle most tricky parts of our lives, 1 Mar 2012
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This book should be a must read for those about to leave the education stage of their lives. As author have said the education business doesn't really prepare you for the biggest challenge of life - the almost infinitely complex nature of the life itself. How to manage such a tricky beast and set the right goals ?

The author being a professional coach addresses the issues one by one (per each chapter) with such impact that it really gives you motivation and energy to go after what you want in an feasible way. The way it's written is probably the good reason to buy it - it left me with high energy and enthusiasm to start changing things right now.

Content wise, the book addresses many problems facing by adolescent: money management, career, relationships etc. As a person couple of years after graduation I must say it contains lots of advice that I could benefit from should this book was written earlier :)

Highly recommended , even people outside the targeted audience should benefit from what I can call a set of invaluable advice for our challenging lives.

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